When we think of some of the best shoot out, battle or fight scenes in movies, we find that in most cases, weapons are involved. While some weapons are different versions of others we may have seen a hundred times, some are so cool in design and the way in which they work that they pack quite the punch.
With that, we give you five weapons we think are the most iconic:
The leg gun, Planet Terror (2007)
The leg gun in Planet Terror is one of the best implementations of human modification. Cherry Darling (Rose McGowan) loses her leg earlier in the film. It is replaced by a special prosthetic leg incorporating a Bushmaster carbine machine gun fitted with a M203 Cobray 37mm grenade launcher. She uses the attachment to blow the man who tries to rape her.
The captive boltgun, No Country for Old Men (2007)
The utilization of the boltgun in No Country for Old Men is rather jaw-dropping and horrific. Anton Chigurh plays a highly intimidating sociopathic killer in the film. What makes him unforgettable is his use of the boltgun, which is otherwise used to stun animals before slaughtering them.
Hattori Hanzo sword, Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003)
In Kill Bill, Hanzo (Sonny Chiba) is a master sword maker and crafts a blade of unrivalled quality for The Bride (Uma Thurman). He describes it in the words: “If on your journey you encounter God, God will be cut.”
The custom-made Hattori Hanzo sword being an emblem for The Bride and her vengeance streak, does not shy away from slaughtering the Crazy 88 and O-Ren Ishii (Lucy Liu) effortlessly.
The noisy cricket, Men in Black (1997)
The noisy cricket has more impact than a hand grenade, and a recoil worse than the largest shotgun. It is when Jay (Will Smith) is given a tour of the MIB Headquarters that Agent Kay (Tommy Lee Jones) warns him about the power of the small microcosmic gun that he hands him. Jay remains unimpressed, but only till he fires it at the villain. The explosion leaves a shop destroyed and Jay flying through the ength of the shop.
The lightsaber, Star Wars(1977)
George Lucas’ greatest gift to cinema – the lightsaber, is perhaps one of the coolest weapons ever put on film. The laser sword is Luke Skywalker's (Mark Hamill) signature weapon. Throughout the series the weapon makes an appearance, and is often crucial to the storyline. The colours of the lightsabers are symbolic of the characters who use them.